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Main Department - 319-335-8501

Program areas

Administration

 

Area of Expertise

Haley Sinn, PhD, CBSP, 319-335-9553  
  • Director 
  • Select Agent Alternate Responsible Official
Jim Pyrz, 319-335-4625  
  • Assistant Director
Andrea Domsic, 319-467-0292  
  • Administrative Services Coordinator
Sarah Tallman, 319-353-4354  
  • Compliance Unit Business Operations Manager
Heather Schnoebelen, PHR, 319-335-8613  
  • Research Administration Assistant HR Director

Biological Safety Program

 

 

Nyree Mortensen, PhD, RBP(ABSA), 319-353-5679
Biosafety Officer,
Responsible Official
 
  • Biological Safety Program Management
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Potential exposure to biological agents
  • Select Agent Responsible Official
open position
Associate Biosafety Officer
Alternate Responsible Official
 
  • Biosafety Cabinet Program
  • CDC/USDA Permits
  • Select Agent Alternate Responsible Official
  • Shipping Infectious Substances
Jennifer Hamilton, 319-335-9547 
Biosafety Coordinator
 
  • New PI Orientation
  • rDNA (Recombinant DNA Program) 
Sarah Hogren, 319-467-1457
Biosafety Coordinator
 
  • Protocol Congruency Review
  • Biosafety Cabinet Program

Chemical Safety Program

 

 

Rick Byrum, 319-335-9379
Chemical Hygiene Officer
 
  • Chemical Safety Program Management
  • Chemical Spill Advice
  • COI/DHS Chemical Inventory
  • Controlled Substance in Research
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Lab Close-Out
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Labs
Rachelle Justice, MS, 319-353-4692
Senior Chemical Safety Specialist
 
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Fume Hoods
John Silka, 319-335-8031
Chemical Safety Specialist
 
  • Emergency Response - Right to Know
  • FM Chemical Inventory
  • Tier II
Elliot Kelley, 319-467-1305
Chemical Safety Coordinator
 
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Fume Hoods
  • Safety Data Sheets
Evgenia Borisenko, 319-467-1007
Chemical Safety Coordinator
 
  • Chemicals of Interest Reporting
  • Respirator Fit Testing

Laboratory Safety Advisor Team (SAT)

 

 

Zach Beyerink, 319-335-4165
Evgenia Borisenko, 319-467-1007
Jennifer Hamilton, 319-335-9547
Rachelle Justice, 319-353-4692
John Silka, 319-335-8031​
Sarah Hogren, 319-467-1457
Elliot Kelley, 319-467-1305

 
  • SAT Field Safety Advisors
Rick Byrum, Chemical Hygiene Officer, 319-335-9379
Haley Sinn, PhD, CBSP, Director, 319-335-9553
 
  • Team Leaders

Occupational Safety Program

 

 

Steve Paulsen, CSP, 319-335-9555
Occupational Safety Manager
 
  • Occupational Safety Program Management
  • Confined Space Program
  • Electrical Safety
  • Employee Exposure Records
  • Fall Protection
  • Forklifts
  • Hazards Communication
  • Injury Program
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Ladder Safety
  • Lockout / Tagout Program
  • Machine Guarding
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Non-Lab
  • Tools
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Welding & Cutting
Justin Newnum, MS, CIH, CSP, 319-335-9554
Occupational Safety Compliance Specialist,
Industrial Hygiene
 
  • Chemical Sampling
  • Employee Exposure Records
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Heat Stress
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Respirator Evaluations
  • Beryllium Safety
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Silica Exposure Control

Chris Newville, COSS, 319-467-3193
Occupational Safety Compliance Specialist,
Division of Student Life

 
  • Safety Assessments and Inspections
  • Incident Investigations and Corrective Actions Follow-up
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Safety Training Compliance
  • Emergency Preparation
Kyle Kwasny, 319-467-1151
Occupational Safety Coordinator
 
  • Incident Investigations
  • Non-Lab Safety Reviews
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing
  • Noise Monitoring

Other Occupational Safety Support

  • Marcus Seaton, University Ergonomics Program - 319-384-0959
  • Chris James, UIHC Occupational Safety Manager - 319-356-3598

Radiation Safety Program 

 

 

Gordon Axt, MS, 319-335-8503
UI/UIHC Radiation Safety Officer,
VAMC Laser Safety Officer
 
  • Radiation Safety Program Management
  • Human-Use, CT / Mammo Physics Surveys
  • Committee's MRPC / BSRPC / HRSRG 
  • Non-Ionizing Radiation (i.e. microwaves, magnetic fields, power supplies, etc.)
  • Increased Controls Program

Robert Keene, 319-467-4903
Radiation Safety Compliance Specialist

 
  • UIHC Laser Safety Program
  • Medical Use, X-ray Survey
  • RAM Shipping Program 
  • Shielding Evaluations
Laurie Scholl, 319-353-5389 (UI); 319-158-5753 (VAMC)
VAMC - Radiation Safety Officer
 
  • Radiation Safety Program Management - VAMC
  • UI RAM Use Authorization
  • Pregnancy Declaration
  • Animal Use Protocol review
Barb Vitense, 319-335-9550
Clerk IV
 
  • Radiation Safety Dosimeters
  • Radiation Safety Committee Administration 
Joe Hawk, 319-384-4541, Pager: 2096
Radiation Safety Specialist
 
  • UI X-ray surveys
  • UI Laboratory Use
  • UI Laser Safety Program/Laser Safety Officer
  • Sealed Source / Generally Licensed Source Program
  • Radioactive Materials Patient Monitoring 
  • Radiation Safety Dosimeter Program Manager
  • UIHC Audits
Jeff Olson, 319-335-9372, Pager 2725
Radiation Safety Coordinator
 
  • Instrument Calibration
  • Sealed Source Surveys
  • Radiation Safety Surveys
  • RAM Shipments
  • UI Laser Surveys
Jann Johnson, 319-467-1110
Radiation Safety Coordinator
 
  • Radioactive Materials Orders
  • Instrument calibration
  • Radiation and Laser Safety Surveys
  • Bioassay Program
  • Radiation Materials Patient Monitoring

Waste / Environmental Program

   
Jim Pyrz, 319-335-4625
Assistant Director
Environmental Safety Manager
 
  • Environmental / Waste Program Management
Tim Weber, 319-335-4626
Environmental Safety Assistant Program Manager
 
  • Chemical Waste Disposal
Michelle Kempf, 319-335-4143
Secretary III
 
  • Waste Label Request
Seth Zickefoose, 319-335-4391
Environmental Safety Coordinator
 
  • Radioactive & Biological Waste
Zach Beyerink, 319-335-4165
Environmental Safety Coordinator
 
  • Chemical Waste Disposal
  • Controlled Substance Disposal
Laura Mantovani, 319-467-4429
Environmental Safety Coordinator
 
  • Chemical Waste Disposal
Clayton Corken, 319-467-4342
Environmental Safety Coordinator
 
  • Chemical Waste Disposal